COACH KATHY'S BLOG

Trust me, I know.

Over the last few weeks, I've had the pleasure of having some deep conversations with women in recovery who are looking not just to be healthy, but to have a passion for life, with big goals and dreams. Most of these women have stepped into growth and massive...

Do you suffer from the “How” Bug?

Are you suffering from a lack of passion and purpose in your life? Do you struggle to get out of bed every day? Could you have the "How" bug? How did I get myself in this predicament, how do I get excited about living or even, how come I wake up every day, sad or...

What might a horse Neigh to you about Recovery?​

Recovery is a journey with many ups and downs. At first, you may feel raw and vulnerable; then joy and excitement might come over you. You are on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. When it gets crazy, you may have the urge to give up. Please stay on your beautiful path...

Equine Adventures

We have two little filly's that are going on an adventure today, onward to their forever homes.  This travel will take them from Michigan to Colorado and Montana, and I will worry more then they will that they handle this transition well. Horses live in the here, and...

The other side of addiction

What does life look like on the other side of addiction?  I tried to imagine my life without drinking years before I started my journey into recovery, and what I saw was a boring a** life.  Who would want to live without a buzz?  I could not even absorb the concept,...

Gestalt Depression Away

I am struggling today with depression, it's cold, windy and I'm tired of winter.  The sun is peeking out and then goes into hiding again, as does my mood.   I need to Gestalt myself out of this mood; touch into my body, recognizing the signs of sadness.  As I'm...

What the Heck is Gestalt

When I say that I am an Equine Gestalt Recovery Coach, most know that Equine means horse and many are aware of the responsibilities of a recovery coach, but what is Gestalt?  In my opinion, Gestalt is an essential piece of this title.  The dictionary translates...

Celebrating my recovery from addiction

My Sobriety Birthday is February 11, 2012 I have been writing blogs about my recovery journey and how the horses have helped with my healing process, and how I have been able to watch them touched the heart of so many others as they seek to change their lives, here at...

Vacation Drunk Vs. Vacation Sober

I knew how to vacation drunk, I did it well. In fact, I was drunk from the day I stepped off the airplane to the moment I slept it off, home in the comfort of my own bed. I would pack a cooler of drinks and sit in a chair on the beach, or next to a pool, enjoying...

Grab your warm fuzzies, the barn is still open.

Do your moods vary with the weather? Here in Michigan, the gray skies can bring on the winter blues. We can go days where the sun stays hidden behind the clouds, the house is dark and the days are short, playing havoc on with my mood. On days like this, I have to work...

Request to join our Private Facebook Community

If you are struggling and would like support and motivation join our private Facebook group for daily, hourly or by the minute support group of women who are in recovery.  Gestalt recovery will provide encouragement on your personal journey because no one's recovery is the same and we need to recover together.  Freedom to speak your truth without scaring your loved ones, getting support to be free of the craziness alcohol and drugs brought into our lives. Let’s be a blessing of kindness and support, giving love, hope, and encouragement along this healing process.  Celebrate our accomplishments, provide a cyber hug when needed for the times we struggle to stay sober.  If We change the words we say to ourselves, together we can change our lives. Recovery is more support, encouragement, fresh ideas with no judgment, no opinions, only positive affirmations. No Steps, but you will go on a discovery journey.